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Lists of Stories and Programs for Story Hours

Compiled by

The Staff of The Children's Department St. Louis Public Library

and edited by

EFFIE L. POWER

Revised Edition

NEW YORK 1921



FOREWORD

This story-hour material was first published in the Monthly Bulletin of the St. Louis Public Library in 1914 and was later reprinted in pamphlet form. It has been slightly revised for the present edition but the form and viewpoint has not been changed and most of the notes remain as originally written for the St. Louis Public Library Staff.

The editor has made no attempt to compile a complete handbook on story-telling but has merely brought together in uniform printed form, story lists and programs for story hours as they have been used to meet the needs in the various divisions of the Children's Department of the St. Louis Public Library. No claim is made to originality, but the editor assumes all responsibility for the form and standard of the lists as here presented.

The aim has been to keep the lists brief and to give short, practical outlines which may be extended.

Since library story-telling is directed primarily toward inspirational reading, the selections listed are chiefly from literary sources. A wealth of material in the form of biography and history has not been included, because books in those classes have been fully indexed by subject in the library catalogues. For example: a list of Christmas stories has been included among the lists for special days, but none has been given for Washington's Birthday or Independence Day. There is, however, a list of patriotic and historical narrative poems.

Further explanations will be found in the short paragraphs preceding each list, and in the index to titles of stories.

EFFIE L. POWER, Director of Work with Children.

Cleveland Public Library, February 12, 1921.



CONTENTS

Foreword

Stories for little children Stories for children three and four years old Stories for children five and six years old Suggestions for story hours for little children

Stories for special days; chiefly for little children Christmas stories Easter stories Thanksgiving stories Arbor Day stories Hallowe'en stories

Stories for older children Greek cycle stories Norse cycle stories King Arthur tales Charlemagne and Roland legends Chivalry tales Stories from Chaucer Stories from the Faerie Queene Irish hero tales Stories from Shakespeare Stories from the Old Testament Stories from the New Testament Robin Hood stories Ballad stories

For reading aloud Narrative poems Prose selections and stories

Books about story telling

Index to titles

Books referred to in the foregoing lists



STORIES FOR CHILDREN THREE AND FOUR YEARS OLD.

The arrangement is in the order of degree of difficulty. Where the title would naturally appear in the library catalogue, the author's name only is given. Where a title appears in several lists, the source is given only in one, which is indicated by giving the page number in bold face type preceding title in the index at the end of this pamphlet.

Many of the stories listed may be found in simplified form in the primers and readers on the little children's shelves.

Rhymes from Mother Goose.

A was an apple pie. A was an archer who shot at a frog. This is the house that Jack built. Three little kittens lost their mittens. Old Mother Hubbard. Sing a song of sixpence. The Queen of Hearts. I saw a ship a-sailing. Tom he was a piper's son. London Bridge is broken down. Cock Robin and Jenny Wren. Who killed Cock Robin?

Best versions of Mother Goose: Lang. Nursery rhyme book. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. I. Book of nursery rhymes; Welsh. Mother Goose's melodies. Wheeler. See also the Caldecott picture books.

The old woman and her pig.

Best versions: Jacobs. English fairy tales. Lang. Nursery rhyme book.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. Bryant. How to tell stories. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. I. O'Shea. Six nursery classics. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

Chicken Licken or Henny Penny.

Best versions: Jacobs. English fairy tales. Scudder. Book of folk stories.

Other versions: Arnold and Gilbert. Stepping stones to literature, v. 2. (Chicken Little.) Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. (Hen who went to Dovrefjeld.) Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Chicken Little.) Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. (Chicken Little.) Darton. Wonder book of beasts. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. I. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Children's book. Tappan. Folk stories and fables.

Peter Rabbit. Potter.

The gingerbread man.[1]

Three little pigs.[1]

The pancake.[1]

Three goats. Poulsson. Through the farmyard gate.

[Footnote 1: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]

Golden cobwebs.

Best versions: Bryant. Best stories to tell. Bryant. How to tell stories.

Little Black Sambo. Bannerman.

The cock, the mouse and the little red hen.[2] Lefevre.

How Jack went to seek his fortune.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

Three Billy Goats Gruff.[2]

The travels of a fox.[2]

The elves and the shoemaker.

Best versions: Grimm. Fairy tales; ed. by Lucas. Scudder. Fables and folk stories.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour Bryant. Stories to tell. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. I. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Children's book.

The cat and the mouse.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

Other versions: Arnold and Gilbert. Stepping stones to literature, v. i. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. Darton. Wonder book of beasts.

[Footnote 2: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]



STORIES FOR CHILDREN FIVE AND SIX YEARS OLD.

As I walked over the hills one day. (Poem by Mrs. Carter.)

Best versions: Chisholm. Golden staircase. Wiggin and Smith. Pinafore Palace.

Bremen town musicians.

Best versions: Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas. Scudder. Fables and folk stories.

Dame Wiggin of Lee and her seven wonderful cats.

Best versions: Dame Wiggin of Lee and seven wonderful cats. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. O'Shea. Six nursery classics.

Doll in the grass.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

Epaminondas.

Best versions: Bryant. Stories to tell to children. Bryant. Best stories to tell.

The Hobyahs.

Best version: Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

The Half Chick or Medio Pollito.[3]

How the camel got his hump. Kipling. Just so stories.

[Footnote 3: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]

Johnny cake or Wee bannock[1].

The Jumblies. (Poem by Lear.) Lear. Nonsense Songs.

Lambikin.

Best version: Jacobs. Indian fairy tales.

Other versions: Bryant. Stories to tell. Steel. Tales of the Punjab.

Little grey pony. Lindsay. Mother stories.

Little One-eye, Two-eyes and Three-eyes[4].

Little red hen and the grain of wheat.

Best version: Bryant. Stories to tell.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable.

Mother Hulda or Mother Holle.

Best version: Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas.

Other versions: Blaisdell. Child life in many lands. Lang. Red fairy book.

Night before Christmas. (Poem by Clement C. Moore.) Moore. Night before Christmas; il. by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Moore. Night before Christmas (linen picture book).

[Footnote 4: For source, see page number in bold face type in index.]

Ole Shut-Eye stories.

Best versions: Andersen. Wonder stories. Andersen. Fairy tales.

Peter Rabbit plays a joke. Burgess. Old Mother West Wind.

Quick running squash. Aspinwall. Short stories for short people.

Rat princess. Bryant. How to tell stories.

The sheep and the pig who set up house-keeping.

Best version: Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. (Ram and the pig.) Asbjoernsen. Tales from the fjeld. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Adapted.) Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

Snow White and Rose Red.[5]

Spotty the turtle wins a race. Burgess. Old Mother West Wind.

Stolen charm.

Best version: Williston. Japanese fairy tales. 1st series.

The straw, the coal and the bean.

Best version: Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas.

[Footnote 5: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Why the bean wears a stripe.) Blaisdell. Child life in many lands. Strong. All the year round; Spring.

The sun and the wind.

Best version: Aesop. Fables; ed. by Jacobs.

Three bears.[6]

Timothy's shoes. Ewing. Lob-Lie-by-the-fire; and other tales.(To be adapted)

Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

Tom, the Water baby. Kingsley. Water babies, Ch. 1. (To be adapted.)

Why all men love the moon.

Best version: Holbrook. Book of nature myths.

Other versions: Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. (Sun, the moon and the wind.) Jacobs. Indian fairy tales. (Sun, moon and wind go to dinner.)

Who stole the bird's nest? (Poem by L.M. Child.)

Best version: Wiggin and Smith. Posy Ring.

Other versions: Lovejoy. Nature in verse. Waterman. Graded memory selections.

[Footnote 6: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]

Why the evergreens never lose their leaves.

Best version: Holbrook. Book of nature myths.

The wise men of Gotham.

Best version: Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

The wolf and the seven little goats.

Best version: Grimm. Household stories tr. by Crane.

Other versions: Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. (Adapted.) (Wolf and seven little goslings.) Grimm. Fairy tales. (Wolf and the seven young kids.) Mulock. Fairy book. (Wolf and the seven young goslings.)



SUGGESTIONS FOR STORY HOURS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.

The following programs for story hours for the little children are suggestive only. It is desirable that the best folk tales be repeated as often as the children desire, and that poems should be read or recited in connection with the stories where there is a response. The little children should never be held longer than half an hour, and twenty minutes is better. The stories to be told together are numbered 1 and 2. This grouping may be changed and additions may be made from books which have been duplicated freely in the juvenile book collections, but the selection should be kept to the standard of this list. Also, it is not required that the groups of stories should be used in the order listed.

See also lists for special days.



PROGRAMS FOR STORY HOURS.

1. Water of life. (Story of the three sons.)

Best version: Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas.

Other versions: Grimm. Fairy tales; il. by Folkard. Grimm. German household tales; tr. by Edwardes. Jerrold. Reign of King Oberon. Shaw. Fairy tales for the second school year. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Wiggin and Smith. Magic casements.

Alternative

Water of life. (Story of the faithful servant.)

Best version: Pyle. Wonder clock.

Other versions: Lang. Golden mermaid. Lang. Pink fairy book.

2. Princess whom nobody could silence.

Best version: Thomsen. East o' the sun. (Princess who could not be silenced.)

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

Compare with Peter Fiddle-de-dee in Bay. Danish fairy and folk tales.

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1. Princess and the pea.

Best versions: Andersen. Fairytales; tr. by Lucas. Andersen. Stories and tales; tr. by Dulcken.

2. Lad who went to the north wind.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales; tr. by Dasent. Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy world. Bay. Danish fairy and folk tales. Carroll and Brooks. Third reader. (Boy and the north wind.) Treadwell. Reading-literature, first reader.

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1. Tinder box.

Best versions: Andersen. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas. Andersen. Wonder stories; tr. by Dulcken.

Other versions: Lang. Yellow fairy book. Welsh. Fairy tales children love. Winnington. Outlook fairy book.

2. Travels of a fox.

Best version: Winnington. Outlook story book.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. Johnson. Oak tree fairy book.

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1. Robin Goodfellow.

Best version: Rhys. English fairy book.

Other versions: Coates. Fireside encyclopaedia of poetry. (Merry pranks of Robin Goodfellow.) Dana. Household book of poetry. (Merry pranks of Robin Goodfellow.)

Alternative.

1. Presents of the little folk.

Best version: Grimm. Fairy tales. (Little folks' presents.)

Other versions: Grimm. German household tales. Grimm. Household fairy tales; tr. by Boldrey.(The greedy goldsmith's reward.)

2. The fairies. (Poem by Robert Bird.)

Wiggin and Smith. Posy ring.

See other poems about fairies in Wiggin and Smith. Golden numbers and Posy ring.

* * * * *

1. Snow queen.

Best versions: Andersen. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas. Andersen. Wonder stories; tr. by Dulcken.

Other versions: Lang. Pink fairy book. Welsh. Fairy tales children love.

Do not tell a second story.

1. Golden bird.

Best version: Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. Asbjoernsen. Tales from the fjeld. Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Grimm. Best stories. Grimm. Household fairy tales; tr. by Boldrey. Lang. Green fairy book. Marshall. Fairy tales of all nations. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 3. Scudder. Children's book. Scudder. Fables and folk stories. Wiggin and Smith. Magic casements.

Compare with Golden mermaid in Lang. Green fairy book.

2. Husband who was to mind the house.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales; tr. by Dasent. Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy world. Asbjoernsen. Popular tales from the Norse; tr. by Dasent. Laboulaye. Fairy tales. (Good woman.) Laboulaye. Last fairy tales. (Grizzled Peter.) Tappan. Folk stories and fables.

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1. Billy Beg and the bull.

Best version: MacManus. In chimney corners.

Other versions: Bryant. Best stories to tell. Bryant. How to tell stories. Wiggin. Tales of wonder.

2. Cock, the mouse and the little red hen.

Best version: Lefevre. Cock, the mouse and the little red hen.

Other versions: Van Sickle. Riverside reader, 2nd. (Adapted.) Compare with Little red hen in Blaisdell. Child life, in tale and fable. 2nd reader. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Treadwell. Reading-literature, primer.

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1. Ugly duckling.

Best versions: Andersen. Fairy tales; ed. by Lucas. Andersen. Wonder stories; tr. by Dulcken.

Other versions: Arnold and Gilbert. Stepping stones to literature, v. 3. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Adapted.) Baldwin. Fairy reader. Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. (Adapted.) Boston collection of kindergarten stories. Carroll and Brooks. Third reader. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Gibbon. Old King Cole. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Orange fairy book. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. McMurry. Classic myths. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 3. (Adapted.) Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Scudder. Children's book. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Whittier. Child life in prose.

2. Good little mouse.

Best versions: D'Aulnoy. Fairy tales; tr. by Planche. Lang. Red fairy book.

Other versions: Heller. Little golden hood. Lang. Snowdrop and other stories. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

* * * * *

1. Necklace of truth.

Best version: Mace. Home fairy tales.

2. Pancake.

Best version: Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy world. Asbjoernsen. Tales from the fjeld. Brown. Jingle primer. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Treadwell. Reading-literature, primer. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

Compare with Gingerbread man in Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. Bryant. Best stories to tell. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Grover. Folk-lore reader, bk. i. St. Nicholas, v. 2. Summers. Readers, 1st year. Treadwell. Reading-literature, primer.

Compare with Johnny cake in Bailey. Firelight stories. Baldwin. Second fairy reader. Jacobs. English fairy tales. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

Compare with Wee bannock in Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

1. Goody two-shoes.

Best versions: Welsh ed. History of little Goody Two-shoes. Scudder. Children's book.

Other versions: Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. (Adapted.) Crane. Goody Two-shoes. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. Poulsson. In the child's world. (Adapted.) Welsh. Stories children love.

2. Pied piper. (Poem by Browning.) Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. Bellamy and Goodwin. Open Sesame, pt. 1. Browning. Pied piper of Hamelin; il. by Greenaway. Browning. Poems. Chisholm. Golden staircase. Lucas. Book of verses for children. Patmore. Children's garland from the best poets. White. Poetry for school readings. Whittier. Child life in poetry. Wiggin and Smith. Golden numbers.

Prose versions: Bryant. Best stories to tell. Bryant. How to tell stories. Crommelin. Famous legends. Jacobs. More English fairy tales. (Pied piper of Franchville.) Lang. Red fairy book. (Rat catcher.) Lang. Snow man and other stories. (Rat catcher.)

* * * * *

1. East o' the sun and west o' the moon.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales; tr. by Dasent. Thomsen. East o' the sun. Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy world. Dasent. Popular tales from the Norse. Jerrold. Reign of King Oberon. Lang. Blue fairy book. Lang. Sleeping beauty and other stories. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

2. Epaminondas.

Best versions: Bryant. Best stories to tell. Bryant. Stories to tell.

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1. Black bull of Norroway.

Best version: Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

Other versions: Lang. Blue fairy book. Rhys. English fairy book.

Compare with Red bull of Norroway in Singleton. Goldenrod fairy book.

2. Goody 'Gainst-the-stream.

Best version: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales; tr. by Dasent.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. (Contrary woman.) Asbjoernsen. Tales from the fjeld.

* * * * *

1. Half chick.

Best version: Lang. Green fairy book.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Adapted.) Brown. Jingle primer. Bryant. Best stories to tell. Bryant. Stories to tell. Carroll and Brooks. Third reader. Howard. Banbury Cross stories. Laboulaye. Fairy tales. (Story of Coquerico.) Mace. Home fairy tales. (Medio Pollito.) Treadwell. Reading-literature. Ist reader. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring. (Story of Coquerico.)

2. The bee, the harp, the mouse and the bum-clock. MacManus. Donegal fairy stories. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

* * * * *

1. Scarface.

Best version: Grinnell. Blackfoot Lodge tales.

Other version: Wilson. Myths of the red children.

2. Why the sea is salt.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales; tr. by Dasent. Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. (Quern at the bottom of the sea.) Asbjoernsen. Popular tales from the Norse; tr. by Dasent. Bryant. How to tell stories. (Adapted.) Coussens. Child's book of stories. Lang. Blue fairy book. Lang. Cinderella; and other fairy stories. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

Compare with Coffee-mill which grinds salt in Bay. Danish fairy and folk tales. 1. Old Pipes and the dryad.

Stockton. Bee man of Orn. Stockton. Fanciful tales.

2. The old woman and the tramp.

Best versions: Djurklon. Fairy tales from the Swedish. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

* * * * *

1. The Elephant's child. Kipling. Just so stories. Kipling reader for elementary grades.

Do not tell a second story.

* * * * *

1. Jack and the bean stalk.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

Other versions: Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Carroll and Brooks. Third reader. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Crane. Red Riding Hood's picture book. Cruikshank. Fairy book. Gibbon. Old King Cole. Heller. Little golden hood. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Jack and the bean stalk. Lang. Red fairy book. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Mulock. Fairy book. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 3. O'Shea. Old world wonder stories. Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Rhys. English fairy book; il. by Whitney. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Fables and folk stories. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. Welsh. Fairy tales children love.

2. Three billy-goats gruff.

Best versions: Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. (Three goats named Bruse.) Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north; tr. by Dasent. Asbjoernsen. Fairy world. Bailey. Firelight stories. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Dasent. Popular tales from the Norse. Treadwell. Reading-literature, primer. Van Sickle. Riverside readers, 2nd. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

* * * * *

1. Tiger, Brahman and Jackal.

Best version: Jacobs. Indian fairy tales.

Other versions: Bryant. Stories to tell. Steel. Tales of the Punjab.

2. Cinderella or Aschenputtel.

Best versions: Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas. Grimm. Household stories; tr. by Crane.

Other versions: Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Canton. Reign of King Herla. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Cruikshank. Fairy book. Grimm. Household tales; tr. by Lucas. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Blue fairy book. Lang. Cinderella Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. McMurry. Classic stories. Marshall. Fairy tales of all nations. Mulock. Fairy book. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Perrault. Tales of Mother Goose. Rhys. English fairy book; il. by Whitney. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Children's book. Scudder. Fables and folk stories. Shaw. Fairy tales for the second school year. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. Welsh. Fairy tales children love.

Compare with Rushen coatie in Jacobs. More English fairy tales and Huron Cinderella in Kennedy. New world fairy book.

* * * * *

1. Aladdin, or the wonderful lamp.

Best versions: Arabian nights; ed. by Wiggin and Smith. Fairy tales from the Arabian nights; ed. by Dixon.

Other versions: Arabian nights; ed. by Lang. Arabian nights; ed. by Olcott. Arabian nights; ed. by Rouse. Arnold and Gilbert. Stepping stones to literature, v. 4. (Adapted.) Blaisdell. Child life in literature. (Adapted.) Coussens. Child's book of stories. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Blue fairy book. Lang. History of Whittington and other stories. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 3. (Adapted.) Scudder. Children's book. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Welsh. Fairy tales children love.

2. The Hobyahs.

Best version: Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

* * * * *

1. Beauty and the beast.

Best versions: Lang. Blue fairy book. Scudder. Children's book.

Other versions: Bay. Danish fairy and folk tales. (Beauty and the horse.) Coussens. Child's book of stories. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Jack, the giant killer and other fairy stories. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Mulock. Fairy book. Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Fables and folk stories. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. Welsh. Fairy tales children love.

2. Gudbrand-on-the-hillside or Dame Gudbrand.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Laboulaye. Fairy tales. (Good woman.) Laboulaye. Last fairy tales. Tappan. Folk stories and fables.

Compare with Andersen. What the good man does is sure to be right.

* * * * *

1. Jack the giant killer.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

Other versions: Coussens. Child's book of stories. Gibbon. Old King Cole. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Blue fairy book. Lang. Jack the giant killer. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know Marshall. Fairy tales of all nations. Mulock. Fairy book. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 3. O'Shea. Old world wonders stories. Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Rhys. English fairy book. Scudder. Children's book. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales Welsh. Fairy tales children love. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

2. Three sillies.

Best versions: Jacobs. English fairy tales. Tappan. Folk stories and fables.

Compare with Six sillies in Lang. Red fairy book.

1. Little One-eye, Two-eyes and Three-eyes.

Best versions: Grimm. Household fairy tales; tr. by Boldrey. Scudder. Fables and folk stories.

Other versions: Grimm. Fairy tales; Wiltse, pt. 2. Grimm. German household tales. Lang. Green fairy book. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Marshall. Fairy tales of all nations. Mulock. Fairy book. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Children's book. Shaw. Fairy tales for second school year. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Thompson. Fairy tale and fable. Treadwell. Reading-literature, 1st reader. (Little Two-eyes.) Welsh. Fairy tales children love.

2. Mr. Vinegar.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

* * * * *

1. Sleeping beauty in the wood.

Best version: Lang. Blue fairy book. (Omit part after awakening by the prince.)

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Sleeping princess.) Carroll and Brooks. Third reader. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lane. Stories for children. Lang. Sleeping beauty. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Mulock. Fairy book. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Perrault. Tales of Mother Goose. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Children's book. Scudder. Fables and folk stories. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. Welsh. Fairy tales children love. Winnington. Outlook fairy book.

The Lang and Valentine versions give a second part of the story which the others omit.

Compare with Briar Rose in Baldwin. Fairy reader. Grimm. Fairy tales tr. by Lucas. Grimm. German popular fairy tales tr. by Boldrey. Grimm. Household tales; tr. by Edwardes. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

Compare with the Myth of the awakening of Brunhilda.

2. Nanny who wouldn't go home to supper.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Fairy tales from the far north. Asbjoernsen. Tales from the fjeld. (How they got Hair Lock home.)

Compare with Old woman and her pig in Jacobs. English fairy tales and Munacher Manachar in Jacobs. Celtic fairy tales.

* * * * *

1. Snow-white and Rose-red.

Best versions: Grimm. Household stories. Grimm. Household fairy tales; tr. by Boldrey.

Other versions: Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Grimm. Best stories. Grimm. Fairy tales; Wiltse, pt. 1. Grimm. House in the wood; il. by Brooke. Lane. Stories for children. Lang. Blue fairy book. Lang. Little Red Riding Hood; and other stories. Mulock. Fairy book. Perkins. Twenty best fairy tales. Singleton. Goldenrod fairy book. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

2. The lad and the fox.

Best versions: Djurklon. Fairy tales from the Swedish. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

* * * * *

1. Three bears.

Best versions: Jacobs. English fairy tales. Lang. Green fairy book.

Other versions: Arnold and Gilbert. Stepping stones to literature, v. 2. Bailey. Firelight stories. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. (Silver locks.) Boston collection of kindergarten stories. Brooke. Story of the three bears. Bryant. How to tell stories. Coussens. Child's book of stories. (Goldilocks.) Crane. Mother Hubbard picture book. Darton. Wonder book of beasts. (Adapted.) Grover. Folk-lore readers, bk. 1. Howard. Banbury Cross stories. Jerrold. Big book of fairy tales. Lang. Snow man and other stories. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. McMurry. Classic stories. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. O'Shea. Six nursery classics. Rhys. English fairy book. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Scudder. Children's book. Summers. Readers. 1st year. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Thompson. Fairy tale and fable. Tileston. Children's hour. Tileston. Sugar and spice. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales.

In Jacobs' English fairy tales and Lang's Green fairy book, a version by Southey has been followed exactly. In some of the other versions a little girl has been substituted for the old woman and there are minor variations. In Mrs. Valentine's Old, old fairy tales, the story has been greatly changed and lengthened.

Compare Scrapefoot in Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

2. Tom Thumb.

Best versions: Jacobs. English fairy tales. Scudder. Children's book.

Other versions: Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Blaisdell. Child life in tale and fable. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. Scudder. Book of folk stories. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

1. Three little pigs.

Best versions: Brooke. Story of the three little pigs. Jacobs. English fairy book.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour Brooke. Golden Goose book. Brown. Jingle primer. Bryant. How to tell stories. Coussens. Child's book of stories. Darton. Wonder book of beasts. Grover. Folk-lore readers, bk. 1. Lansing. Rhymes and stories. Treadwell. Reading-literature, 1st reader. Valentine. Aunt Louisa's book of fairy tales. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

Compare with The story of three pigs in Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Lang. Green fairy book. Lang. Snow man and other stories. Summers. Readers, 1st year.

2. The cock and the crested hen.

Best versions: Djurklou. Fairy tales from the Swedish. Wiggin and Smith. Tales of laughter.

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1. The tar baby. 2. How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox. 3. How Mr. Rabbit lost his fine bushy tail.

Best version: Harris. Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings.

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1. King of the golden river. Ruskin. King of the golden river.

2. Robert of Lincoln. (Poem by Bryant.) Bryant. Poems. Lovejoy. Nature in verse for children. Repplier. Book of famous verse. Wiggin and Smith. Posy ring.

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1. Little Snow-white.

Best version: Grimm. Household stories; tr. by Crane.

Other versions: Lang. Red fairy book. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know Mulock. Fairy book. Tappan. Folk stories and fables. Valentine. Old, old fairy tales. (Snowdrop.)

2. Three wishes.

Best versions: Jacobs. More English fairy tales. Laboulaye. Last fairy tales.

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1. Wild swans.

Best versions: Andersen. Fairy tales. Andersen. Wonder stories.

Other versions: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales. (Twelve wild ducks.) Grimm. Household stories; tr. by Crane. (Six swans.) Jerrold. Reign of King Oberon. Thomsen. East o' the sun. (Twelve wild ducks.) Wiggin and Smith. Fairy ring.

2. Boots and his brothers.

Best versions: Asbjoernsen. Norse fairy tales. (Jack and his brothers.) Thomsen. East o' the sun.

Other versions: Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour. (Peter, Paul and Espen.) Laboulaye. Fairy tales. Laboulaye. Last fairy tales. Tappan. Folk stories and fables.

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1. Tom Hickathrift.

Best versions: Jacobs. More English fairy tales. Rhys. English fairy book.

2. Diana; and the story of Orion.

Best version: Francillon. Gods and heroes.

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1. The fisherman and his wife.

Best version: Grimm. Household stories; tr. by Crane.

Other versions: Baldwin. Fairy stories and fables. Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas. Lang. Green fairy book. Scudder. Children's book.

2. The Banyan deer.

Best version: Jatakas. Jataka tales; Babbitt.

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1. Fisherman and the genii.

Best version: Arabian nights; ed. by Wiggin and Smith.

Other versions: Fairy tales from the Arabian nights; ed. by Dixon. Arabian nights; ed. by Lang. Arabian nights; ed. by Olcott.

2. The Lady of Shalott. (Poem by Tennyson.) Tennyson. Poems. Couch. Oxford book of English verse. Wiggin and Smith. Golden numbers.

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1. Whittington and his cat.

Best version: Jacobs. English fairy tales.

Other versions: Baldwin. Fifty famous stories retold. Lang. History of Whittington. Norton. Heart of oak books, v. 2. Scudder. The book of fables and folk stories

2. Orpheus and Eurydice.

Best version: Francillon. Gods and heroes.

Other versions: Carpenter. Hellenic tales. Firth. Stories of old Greece.

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1. Adventures of Nils. Lagerloef. Wonderful adventures of Nils.

Outline: The elf—The wild geese—Glimminge Castle (cut)—The rat charmer—The great crane dance—on Kullaberg—Ulvasa—Lady.

Do not tell a second story.

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1. Persephone.

Best versions: Adams. Myths of old Greece. (Proserpina.) Hawthorne. Tanglewood tales. (Pomegranate seeds.)

Other versions: Burt. Herakles, the hero of Thebes. Cooke. Nature myths. Cox. Tales of ancient Greece. Francillon. Gods and heroes. Mabie. Myths every child should know. (Hawthorne version.)

2. How the leaves came down. (Poem by Coolidge.) Lovejoy. Nature in verse for children. Skinner. Arbor Day manual. Wiggin and Smith. Posy ring.

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1. Hansel and Grethel.

Best versions: Grimm. Household stories; tr. by Crane. Grimm. Fairy tales; tr. by Lucas. Lang. Blue fairy book.

Other versions: Jerrold. Reign of King Oberon. Mabie. Fairy tales every child should know. Tappan. Folk stories and fables.

2. Quick running squash. Aspinwall. Short stories for short people.

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1. Peterkin and the little grey hare.

Best version: Pyle. Wonder clock.

2. Mirror of Matsuyama.

Best versions: Williston. Japanese fairy tales. 1st ser. Wiggin and Smith. Magic casements

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1. The reformed pirate. Stockton. Floating prince.

2. How the camel got his hump.[7]

3. The camel's hump. (Poem.) Kipling. Just so stories. Kipling reader for elementary grades.

[Footnote 7: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]



STORIES FOR SPECIAL DAYS; CHIEFLY FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.

CHRISTMAS STORIES

For poems see Granger. Index to poetry and recitations: Appendix.

Birth of Christ.

The Bible. St. Matthew, Chap. 2. St. Luke, Chap. 2. See also adaptations in collections of Bible Stories.

Christ Legends.

Babouscka. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 235 Dickinson and Skinner. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 208. Dier. Children's book of Christmas, p. 105.

Coming of the prince. Field. Little book of profitable tales, p. 31.

Herman's treasure box. Broadus. Book of the Christ child, p. 77.

Legend of St. Christopher. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 233. Broadus. Book of the Christ child, p. 145. Chenoweth. Stories of the saints, p. 101. Olcott. Good stories for great holidays, p. 305. Smith and Hazeltine. Christmas in legend and story, p. 103. St. Nicholas, v. 3, p. 137. Scudder. Book of legends, p. 31.

Legend of the Christ child. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 96. Harrison, Christmas-tide, p. 237.

Little friend. Brown. Flower princess, p. 45.

Story of the other wise man. Van Dyke.

Where love is, God is. Tolstoi.

Stories.

Bird's Christmas Carol. Wiggin.

Captured Santa Claus. Page.

Christmas before last. Stockton. Bee-man of Orn and other tales, p. 87.

Christmas cake. Lindsay. More mother stories, p. 165.

Christmas cuckoo. Browne. Granny's wonderful chair, p. 17.

Christmas dream. Alcott. Lulu's library, v. 1, p. 7.

Christmas every day. Howells. Christmas every day; and other stories.

Christmas in the barn. Dickinson, Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 211. Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 119.

Christmas masquerade. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 19. Wilkins. Pot of gold, p. 115.

Christmas truants. Stockton. Clocks of Rondaine, p. 75. Stockton. Fanciful tales, p. 108.

Christmas turkey and how it came. Alcott. Lulu's library, v. 3, p. 22.

Christmas under the snow. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 261. Miller. Kristy's queer Christmas, p. 67.

Clocks of Rondaine. Stockton. Clocks of Rondaine, p. 1. Stockton. Fanciful tales, p. 52.

Dog of Flanders. Ouida.

Felix. Stein. Troubadour tales, p. 132.

Fir-tree. Andersen. Wonder stories, p. 46. Bryant. Best stories to tell to children, p. 134. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 6. Lang. Pink fairy book, p. 102, Lansing. Fairy tales, v. 2, p. 41. Schauffler. Christmas, p. 241. Scudder. Children's book, p. 167.

First Christmas tree. Van Dyke.

First Christmas tree in New England. Colonial stories retold from St. Nicholas, p. 62.

Golden cobwebs. Bryant. Best stories to tell to children, p. 22. Bryant. How to tell stories to children, p. 133. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 193. Schauffler. Christmas, p. 296.

Gretchen and the wooden shoe. Lindsay. Mother stories, p. 167.

How Christmas came to the Santa Maria flats. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 196.

How the fir tree became the Christmas tree. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 238.

In the great walled country. Alden. Why the chimes rang, p. 138.

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 103.

Legend of the Christmas rose. Lagerloef. Girl from the marsh croft, p. 189. Smith and Hazeltine. Christmas in legend and story, p. 175.

Little cake bird. Tregarthen. North Cornwall fairies and legends.

Little Cosette. (Adapted from Victor Hugo.) Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 244.

Little girl's Christmas. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 48.

Little Gretchen and the wooden shoe. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 316. Harrison. Christmas-tide, p. 219.

Master Sandy's snap dragon. Brooks. Storied holidays, p. 11.

My grandmother's grandmother's Christmas candle. Colonial stories retold from St. Nicholas, p. 135.

New altar. Broadus. Book of the Christ child, p. 5.

Peterkin's Christmas tree. Hale. Peterkin papers, p. 63.

Picciola. Blaisdell. Child life in many lands, p. 74. Wiggin and Smith. Story hour, p. 156.

Poor Count's Christmas. Stockton. St. Nicholas, v. 9, p. 122; p. 189.

Sabot of little Wolff. Coppee. Blaisdell. Child life; fifth reader, p. 9. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 139. Smith and Hazeltine. Christmas in legend and story, p. 232.

Santa Claus at Simpson's bar. Harte. Luck of Roaring Camp, p. 161. Schauffler. Christmas, p. 282.

Santa Claus on a lark. Gladden. Santa Claus on a lark; and other Christmas stories, p. 1.

Silver hen. Wilkins. Pot of gold, p. 154.

Solomon Crow's Christmas pockets. Stuart. Solomon Crow's Christmas pockets; and other tales, p. 3.

Symbol and the saint. Field. Little book of profitable tales, p. 15.

Tailor of Gloucester. Potter.

Tell tale tile. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 36. Miller. Kristy's queer Christmas, p. 136.

Three little Christmas trees that grew on the hill. O'Grady and Throop. Story teller's book, p. 221.

Tilly's Christmas. Alcott. Aunt Jo's scrap bag, No. 1, p. 123.

Tiny Tim. Dickens. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 248. Dickens. Christmas carol, ch. 3. Harrison. Christmas-tide, p. 152.

Tommy Trot's visit to Santa Claus. Page.

Voyage of the wee red cap. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 86.

Where the Christmas tree grew. Wilkins. Young Lucretia and other stories, p. 105.

Why the chimes rang. Alden. Why the chimes rang, p. 1. Dickinson. Children's book of Christmas stories, p. 113.



EASTER STORIES.

The Resurrection. The Bible. St. Matthew, Ch. 28.

See also adaptations in collections of Bible Stories.

Stories.

Boy that was scaret o' dyin'. Slosson. Story-Tell Lib, p. 72.

Boy who discovered the spring. Alden. Why the chimes rang.

Easter snow storm. St. Nicholas, v. 25, p. 472.

Fred's Easter Monday. St. Nicholas, v. 2, p. 356.

General's Easter box. Our holidays, p. 159. St. Nicholas, v. 31, p. 483.

Herr Oster Hase. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 281.

King Robert of Sicily. (Poem by Longfellow.) Longfellow. Poems.

Ladders to Heaven. Ewing. Mary's meadow, p. 233.

The legend of Easter eggs. (Poem by Fitz-James O'Brien.) Olcott. Story-telling poems, p. 310.

Lesson of faith. Gatty. Parables from nature, p. 1. Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 307. Boston collection of kindergarten stories, p. 139. (Adapted.) Harrison. In story-land, p. 96. (Story of the small green caterpillar.) Olcott. Good stories, p. 7. (Adapted.)

Little lilac bush. Wiggin. Polly Oliver's problem, p. 205.

Mother Hubbard's Easter lily. Bigham. Stories of Mother Goose village, p. 153.

Persephone.[A]

Plant that lost its berry. Slosson. Story-Tell Lib, p. 38.

Sacred flame. Lagerloef. Christ legends, p. 221.

Selfish giant. Wilde. Happy prince, and other tales, p. 45.

Sleeping Beauty in the wood.[8]

Snowdrop. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 280.

Star and the lily. Emerson. Indian myths, p. 68. Mabie. Myths every child should know, p. 348. (Adapted.)

Trinity flower. Ewing. Mary's meadow, p. 215.

[Footnote 8: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]



THANKSGIVING STORIES.

All the plums. St. Nicholas, 10: 34.

An old time Thanksgiving. St. Nicholas, 24: 58. Schauffler. Thanksgiving, p. 135.

Ann Mary; her two Thanksgivings. Wilkins, M.E. Young Lucretia, p. 37. Schauffler. Thanksgiving, p. 103.

Borrowing a grandmother. St. Nicholas, 4: 38.

Boston Thanksgiving story. Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 93

Bunny's Thanksgiving. Jewett. Bunny stories, p. 152.

"Chusey." Coolidge. New Year's bargain, p. 178.

Coming of Thanksgiving. Warner. Being a boy, p. 76.

First Thanksgiving. Austin. Standish of Standish, p. 276. Schwartz. Five little strangers, p. 67.

First Thanksgiving day. Schauffler. Thanksgiving, p. 21. Wiggin and Smith. Story hour, p. 107.

Grandma's Thanksgiving story. Half a hundred stories, p. 110. Schauffler. Thanksgiving, p. 31.

Helen's Thanksgiving. Coolidge. Round dozen, p. 47.

How Patty gave thanks. Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 94.

In the cellar. St. Nicholas, 16: 59.

Janie Leech's angel. Moulton. Bed time stories, p. 211.

Jericho Bob. St. Nicholas, 19: 65. Schauffler. Thanksgiving, p. 71.

Minna's Thanksgiving. (Poem.) Poulsson. Through the farmyard gate, p. 75, chap. XXI.

Mischief's Thanksgiving. Coolidge.

Mr. Thankful. St. Nicholas, 27: 50.

Old fashioned Thanksgiving. Alcott.

Patem's salmagundi. Brooks. Storied holidays, p. 253.

Polly's Thanksgiving. Schauffler. Thanksgiving, p. 129.

The ragged pedlar. Naomi, Aunt. Jewish fairy tales and fables, p. 39.

The runaway's Thanksgiving. Boyesen. Norseland tales, p. 102.

Story of Ruth and Naomi. The Bible. Book of Ruth. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 219. (Adapted.)

Story of the first corn. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 221. (Adapted from Longfellow's Hiawatha.)

Thanksgiving at Hollywood. Half a hundred stories, p. 76.

Thanksgiving dinner. White. When Molly was six, p. 114.

A Thanksgiving dinner that flew away. St. Nicholas, 11: 13. Our holidays, p. 23.

Turkeys turning the tables. Howells. Christmas every day, p. 23.

Wee Pumpkin's Thanksgiving. Bigham. Stories of Mother Goose village, p. 75.

Who ate the dolly's dinner. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 225. See also books on United States History—Colonial period.



ARBOR DAY STORIES.

Appleseed John. Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 182. Harrison. In story-land, p. 187. (Old Johnny Appleseed.) Olcott. Story telling poems, p. 46. (Poem.) Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 59.

Apollo and Daphne. Francillon. Gods and heroes, p. 44. Kupfer. Stories of long ago, p. 52. Olcott. Good stories, p. 383.

Baucis and Philemon. Hawthorne. Wonder book, p. 140. (The miraculous pitcher.) Bailey and Lewis. For the children's hour, p. 185. (Adapted.) Olcott. Good stories, p. 374.

Honest woodman. Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 22.

Karl and the Dryad. Brown. Star jewels, p. 67.

Legend of the cowslip. Wiltse. Stories for the kindergarten, p. 163.

Little brown seed. Howliston. Cat-tails and other tales, p. 40.

Maple leaf and the violet. Wiggin and Smith. Story hour, p. 133.

Mary's Meadow. Ewing. (To be adapted.)

Old Pipes and the dryad.[A]

Story of the morning glory seed. Poulsson. In the child's world, p. 399.

Talk of the trees. Andrews. Stories Mother Nature told, p. 25.

Three little birds. Richards. Five minute stories, p. 142.

Tree in the city. Richards. Golden windows, p. 18.

Twig that became a tree. Schauffler. Arbor Day, p. 160.

Walnut tree that wanted to bear tulips. Howliston. Cat-tales and other tales, p. 74. Wiltse. Stories for the kindergarten, p. 35.

Why the evergreen never lose their leaves.[9]

[Footnote 9: For source, see page number preceding title in index.]



HALLOWE'EN STORIES.

Buried moon. Jacobs. More English fairy tales.

Chace of the Gilla Dacar. Curtin. Hero tales of Ireland. Rolleston. High deeds of Finn.

Murdoch's rath. Ewing. Old fashioned fairy tales.

Tamlane. Jacobs. More English fairy tales. Tappan. Old ballads in prose.



STORIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN.

The cycle story hours in the St. Louis Public Library are planned to interest older boys and girls in great works of literature and to inspire them to read along one line for several weeks or months. Stories in a series are told at a definite hour each week to encourage regular attendance. However, each story is complete in itself and any boys and girls of nine years and more are invited to attend whether or not they are registered borrowers of books.

GREEK CYCLE STORIES.

Greek Myths.

1. The gorgon's head.

2. Three golden apples.

3. The miraculous pitcher.

4. The Chimaera.

5. The Minotaur.

6. The Pygmies.

7. The golden fleece.

Sources for the story teller: Hawthorne. Wonder book. Hawthorne. Tanglewood tales. Kingsley. Heroes, or, Greek fairy tales for my children.

The Hawthorne books are Greek myths interpreted into moral stories written in the author's inimitable style. The characters are more human and real to the child than those in the Kingsley version. Kingsley retains the Greek spirit and tells the stories in bold, strong, heroic outlines. They are probably more easily adapted than the Hawthorne versions.

Stories from the Odyssey.

1. Adventures of Ulysses with the Lotus Eaters and the Cyclops.

2. Kingdom of the Winds and the Island of Circe.

3. The visit to the Land of Shades.

4. Song of the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis and the Oxen of the Sun.

5. The Island of Calypso and the shipwreck on the coast of Phaeocia.

6. Princess Nausicaa.

7. Battle of the Beggars.

8. Triumph of Ulysses.

Sources for the story teller:

Homer. Odyssey; tr. by W.C. Bryant.

Parts read or recited from this straightforward, dignified translation in blank verse will be appreciated by children.

Homer. Odyssey; done into English prose by Butcher and Lang.

Homer; tr. by G.H. Palmer.

Both the above are accepted classic prose translations. The prose of Palmer is so direct, simple and rhythmic that a twelve-year-old child can enjoy it. Butcher and Lang use an older English style in the endeavor to make the translation an accurate historical document. The archaic language with its somewhat involved phrasing is confusing to children and makes it less readable than the Palmer translation.

Marvin. Adventures of Odysseus.

This book is for boys and girls to read for themselves. So much of the Homeric spirit is retained and it is so well done that it will be very suggestive in organizing and preparing stories from the Odyssey for oral rendition.

Stories from the Iliad.

1. Cause of the Trojan war.

2. The quarrel of the chiefs and the results.

3. The duel of Paris and Menelaus. The great battles and the death of Patroclus.

4. Achilles in his sorrow vows vengeance on Troy. The armor of Achilles.

5. Death of Hector. Priam and Achilles.

6. The wooden horse and the end of the Trojan war.

Sources for the story teller:

Homer. Iliad; tr. into English by W.C. Bryant. An interesting, dignified and scholarly rendition into English blank verse.

Homer. The Iliad for boys and girls by A.J. Church. The Iliad translated into direct and simple prose.

Homer. Stories from the Iliad by H.L. Havell. The atmosphere and spirit of the Iliad are well kept in this most excellent prose version of the Iliad. It may be used with older boys and girls and is a valuable aid in the preparation of the stories.



NORSE CYCLE STORIES.

Norse Myths

1. Beginning of all things.

2. How Odin lost his eye. How Odin brought the mead to Asgard.

3. Sif's hair.

4. Iduna's apples.

5. Thor and the Frost giants.

6. Balder and the Mistletoe.

7. Binding of the Fenris wolf.

8. Punishment of Loki.

9. Twilight of the gods and the new earth.

Nibelungen Lied.

10. Forging of the sword.

11. Story of Greyfell.

12. Curse of gold.

13. Fafnir, the dragon.

14. Awakening of Brunhilda.

Sources for the story teller:

Northern mythology:

Anderson, R.B. Norse mythology.

A complete and systematic presentation of the Norse mythology as embodied in the elder and younger Eddas and later sagas.

Brown, A.F. In the days of giants.

The best form for younger children. A simple narration of the main facts of Norse mythology in story form, suggesting the strength of the original sagas.

Buxton, E.M. Wilmot. Stories of Norse heroes.

A very satisfactory collection of Northern myths, including the story of the Nibelungs.

Bulfinch, Thomas. Age of Fable.

An excellent text book. Gives three chapters to Northern mythology.

Carlyle, Thomas. The hero as divinity; Odin. In his Heroes and hero-worship.

This essay is most interesting and inspiring to the story-teller who is presenting Scandinavian mythology.

Mabie, H.W. Norse stories.

In this collection the rugged strength of the Norse tales is modified by a style that polishes and a beauty which (however delightful in reading), could have been present only in a vague way in the original stories.

Nibelungen Lied.

Fall of the Nibelungers; tr. by W.N. Lettsom.

Most of the adaptations are based on this translation.

The Nibelungs; tr. from the German of F. Schmidt by G. Upton.

Adaptations:

Baldwin, James. Story of Siegfried.

A version of that part of the Nibelungen Lied which relates to the story of Siegfried. Incidentally the most important myths of the Norse gods are woven into the story. The most popular children's version, but very freely adapted.

Chapin, A.A. Story of the Rhinegold.

Stories of Richard Wagner's four operas which form the 'Nibelungen Cycle.' The treatment of the theme is full of strength but differs from other versions of the Nibelungen story.

Church, A.J. Treasure of the Nibelungs. In his Heroes of Chivalry and romance.

Brief account of the Nibelung story, leading to fuller versions.

McSpadden, J.W. Stories from Wagner.

Contains the stories in simple form of a number of Wagner's great operas. The tale of the Rhinegold, as given here, is the best of the versions of Wagner for children.

Morris, William. Story of Sigurd the bolsung.

Very charming poetical version.



KING ARTHUR TALES.

1. How Arthur proved his kingship.

2. The winning of the queen.

3. How the Round Table was established.

4. Three Knights of the Round Table: Sir Launcelot, first champion.

Who was held by all men to be the most excellent, noble perfect knight champion who was ever seen in the world from the very beginning of chivalry unto the time when his son Sir Galahad appeared, like a bright star of extraordinary splendor shining in the sky.—Pyle.

5. Sir Tristram, second champion.

If Sir Launcelot was the chiefest of all the knights who ever came unto King Arthur's court, then it is hard to say whether Sir Tristram or Sir Percival was second unto him in renown.—Pyle.

6. Sir Percival, third champion.

7. Quest of the Grail.

The recovery of the Grail was the crowning glory of the reign of King Arthur.—Pyle.

8. Passing of Arthur.

And I do hope that you may have found pleasure in considering their lives. For me seemed they offered a very high example that anyone might follow to his betterment who lives in this world where so much that is ill needs to be amended.—Pyle.

Additional stories:

Story of Merlin. The boy of the kitchen, Sir Gareth. Marriage of Sir Gawaine. Story of Balin.

Sources for the story teller:

Malory, Sir Thomas. Boy's King Arthur ed. by Sidney Lanier.

Follows the Malory tales very closely. The greater part of the language is unchanged, though the spelling is modernized. Lanier has divided the tales into six books, grouping the stories around a central hero from whom the books derive their name. Book 1. King Arthur, 2. Sir Launcelot, 3. Sir Gareth, 4. Sir Tristram, 5. Sir Galahad and Sir Percival, 6. Death of King Arthur.

Malory, Sir Thomas. Book of King Arthur and his noble knights; ed. by Mary Macleod.

Tales selected from Le morte D'Arthur and simplified. Covers the whole period of the reign of King Arthur and includes stories of some of his knights, Sir Launcelot, Sir Gareth, Sir Tristram, and Sir Galahad.

Pyle, Howard. Story of King Arthur and his knights. —Story of Sir Launcelot and his companions. —Story of the champions of the Round Table. —Story of the Grail and the passing of Arthur.

Very complete and free versions of the Arthurian legends from Malory and other sources. The style is delightful and the language beautiful. Illustrated by the author.

Tennyson, Alfred. Idylls of the King.

Contents: Coming of Arthur; The Round Table; Gareth and Lynette; Marriage of Geraint; Geraint and Enid; Balin and Balan; Merlin and Vivien; Lancelot and Elaine, The Holy Grail; Pelleas and Ettarre; The last tournament; Guinevere; The passing of Arthur. Portions of the Arthur legends told in poetic form.

CHARLEMAGNE AND ROLAND LEGENDS.

1. Roland's youth.

2. The story of Ogier, the Dane.

3. The story of Ralph.

4. "A Roland for an Oliver."

5. The deeds of Magwis and Reinold of Montalban.

6. The battle of Roncesvalles.

Sources for the story teller:

Baldwin, James. The story of Roland.

Some of the many legends of French chivalry that cluster around the names of Charlemagne and Roland, translated into English prose and woven into a story with Roland as the center of interest. The main incidents have been derived from a variety of sources, but the arrangement and connecting parts are the author's own invention, making the whole an acceptable and interesting version.

Church, A.J. Stories of Charlemagne.

The old tales shortened and compressed but still retaining life and color and reflecting the spirit of the times. Five of the legends which are distinct in themselves have been used. "The four sons of Aymon," "Ralph, the Collier," "Fireabras," "The song of Roland," and "Duke Huon of Bordeaux."

Greene, F.N., and Kirk, D.W. With spurs of gold.

A short account of Roland and Charlemagne, dealing principally with the battle of Roncesvalles.

Maitland, Louise. Heroes of chivalry.

Contains a very clear, brief account of the life and adventures of Roland, divided into five parts.

Roland. The song of Roland, translated into English verse; O'Hagan.

The story of the Battle of Roncesvalles, The spirit of chivalry, the bravery of the knights, the friendship of Roland and Oliver, and the treachery of Ganelon are all told in stirring, rhythmic verse.



CHIVALRY TALES.

Compiled to interest Boys and Girls in Historical Fiction.

Britain, 6th Century.

1. Winning of the queen.

Outline: Feast at Carleon—Messenger comes from West country—King Arthur's journey to Tintagalon—Meeting of Merlin and Arthur—King leaves in disguise—Arthur at Cameliard—Maiden beholds a knight at the fountain but finds only a gardener's boy—Lady Guinevere sees the knight—Gardener's boy wears his cap before Lady Guinevere and she discovers the knight of the fountain—Challenge of Duke Mordaunt—King Arthur seeks armor and is accepted as Lady Guinevere's champion—Duke Mordaunt overthrown—King Arthur overthrows Sir Geraint, Sir Gawaine and Sir Ewaine and sends them to Lady Guinevere—Meeting with Sir Pellias—The return of the gardener's boy—Four knights serve the gardener's boy—King Arthur proclaims himself to his four knights—King Arthur and his knights overthrow the Duke and his men—King Leodegrance desires to wed his daughter to the "White Champion"—The gardener removes his cap.

Source: Pyle. King Arthur and his knights.

2. Sir Marrok.

Outline: Marrok chosen for a great task—Marrok honored at court—Coming of Lady Irma to the forest—Marrok summoned to aid King Arthur—How it fared in Bedegrain with Marrok away—Sir Marrok's return—How Sir Marrok saved the Lady Agnes—How the wolf did its work—Story of the son of Sir Simon—Sir Tristram and the wolf—The stranger knight—Sir Marrok comes into his own.

Source: French. Sir Marrok.

France, 8th Century.

3. Story of Roland.

Outline: Charlemagne and his peers—Bertha and her husband flee from court in disguise—Boyhood of Roland—Quarrel with Oliver—The wrestling match—Roland and Oliver pledge eternal friendship—Coming of Charlemagne—Meeting between the king and the boy of the cave—Roland goes to France—Ganelon's jealousy of Roland—Revolt of one of the nobles—Battle arranged between champions of king and noble—Revolt ended—Moslem invasion of Europe—Charlemagne wars for seven years—Envoys of peace from Moslem king—King asks advice—Roland cries "War"—Ganelon counsels peace—Ganelon chosen as envoy to the king—Plots treason—Departure for Spain—The pass at Roncesvalles.

Sources: Baldwin. Story of Roland. Church. Stories of Charlemagne. Greene. With spurs of gold. Macgregor. Story of France.

Spain, 8th Century.

4. The Alhambra.

Outline: Moors in Spain—The Alhambra built—Destruction of Moorish power in Europe—Legend of the three beautiful princesses—Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra.

Source: Irving. Alhambra.

Spain, 11th Century.

5. The Cid.

Outline: Time and conditions in Spain—Character of Roderigo—He proves his father's champion—Rescues men from Moors and wins title—The Cid and the Leper—Chosen as champion to save the city of Calahorra—Death of King Ferdinand—Quarrel over division of kingdom—The Cid sent to Urrica—The queen defies her brother—Murder of Sancho—Alfonso becomes king—His attitude toward the Cid—The Cid banished, becomes a free lance—Captain of Valencia—Death of the Cid.

Sources: Stories from the Chronicles of the Cid by M.W. Plummer. Story of the Cid for young people, by C.D. Wilson. Greene. With spurs of gold. England and France, 12th and 15th Centuries.

6. Richard my king; Page of Count Renaud; Armorer's apprentice.

Source: Stories of chivalry retold from St. Nicholas.

Holy Land, 12th Century.

7. The talisman. (Part 1.)

Outline: Meeting and encounter of Christian and Saracen knights—Pledge of friendship and journey to cell of the Hermit—Scene in chapel of the Hermit—Camp of Richard, the Lion Heart—Coming of Kenneth and the Arabian physician—Conflict outside the tent of Richard—Kenneth placed in charge of English banner—Kenneth deserts his post to aid the Lady Edith—English flag dishonored—Kenneth summoned to tent of Richard—Kenneth sentenced to death by Richard—Kenneth becomes bond servant of Arabian physician and leaves English camp.

8. The talisman. (Part 2.)

Outline: Journey of Kenneth, the physician discovered and the departure of Kenneth in disguise to camp of Richard—Nubian slave saves life of king and proves who was traitor in camp—Combat arranged between Conrade and Saladin's champion—Meeting of Richard and Saladin—The combat—Kenneth crowned victor.

Source:

Scott. The talisman.

England, 12th Century.

9. Ivanhoe. (Part 1.)

Outline: Scene at dinner in home of Cedric, the Saxon—Entrance of Templars, Palmer, the Lady Rowena, and the Jew—Hasty departure of Palmer and Jew on the morrow—Jew furnishes the Palmer with equipment for tournament—1st, 2nd and 3d day—Chaplet of laurel placed on head of the victor—"Ivanhoe" and "Palmer" one.

10. Ivanhoe. (Part 2.)

Outline: Departure of Black Knight to cell of "the Friar"—Ivanhoe taken in charge by Rebecca and father—Capture of Cedric's party by men in disguise—Victor of archery contest with Cedric's two servants journeys to cell of the Friar and enlists sympathy of Black Knight—Locksley gathers his men and with the Black Knight storms the castle of Front de Boeuf—Guilbert escapes with Rebecca and takes her to the home of the Knights Templars where Rebecca is proclaimed a witch—Combat—Death of Bois-Guilbert—Black Knight proclaims that he is England's rightful king—Marriage of Rowena and Ivanhoe—Departure of Rebecca and her father—Death of Richard.

Source: Scott. Ivanhoe.

England, 13th Century.

11. Boy's ride.

Outline: Hugo attacked on his way to the castle—The cause, treason within the walls—The plan of Lady Atherly and Hugo—Robert Sadler sets forth on an errand—Hugo rides forth with Humphrey—William Lorimer in charge of castle—Lady de Atherly and her son flee—In the forest—Ferrybridge—The Isle of Axholme—Lady de Atherly and son safe in Scotland—Robert Sadler returns to the castle to find it deserted—Hugo's journey to Lincoln—In the fens—Coming of the King—Capture of Hugo and his release—Hugo and Humphrey disguised as novice and priest and as maiden and soldier—Lord de Launay rescues Hugo and Humphrey—Hugo knighted.

Source: Zollinger. Boy's ride.

France, 13th Century.

12. St. Louis.

Outline: Conditions in France at the time of Louis' accession to throne—Queen Blanche as Regent—Enmity of nobles—Marriage of Louis and Margaret—War with England—Vow of St. Louis—Strategy of King in preparation for Crusades—Louis in Egypt—Encounter at Nansourah—King taken captive—Return to France—Louis as King of France—Private life—The 8th crusade—Death of St. Louis.

Sources: Macgregor. Story of France. Perry. St. Louis.

France, 13th Century. Reign of King Louis IX.

13. Count Hugo's sword.

Outline: At the inn of William, the Conqueror—Its history—Geoffrey's connection with the inn, and the cause of his grief—Coming of Count Hugo—The strolling jongleur brings news from Rouen—Geoffrey secretes the "Saracen sword"—The count discovers his loss and Geoffrey confesses to the theft—The wrath of Count Hugo—Coming of the king's heralds—Release of Geoffrey—Summons to court of King Louis IX.

Source: Stein. Troubadour tales.

England and Holy Land, 13th Century. Reign of Henry III and Richard I.

14. The prince and the page.

Outline: The hunter captures the two fugitives—Princess Eleanor pleads for the pardon of Richard and his servant—Richard becomes a royal page—The landing of the Crusaders—Death of King Louis—Illness of John—Richard's wrath—Return of Sir Raynal—Richard writes to England—Richard accused of sending letter to order arrest of Prince Henry—The combat—Richard sent as messenger meets his brother—Richard accused of being in league with his brothers—Edward defends his page—The pilgrim in the hospitalier—Richard gives his life for his prince.

Source: Yonge. Prince and the page.

Germany, 13th Century.

15. The boy and the baron.

Outline: "Shining Knight" hides his treasure and becomes a captive—Carl, the armorer, finds a child among the osiers and takes him into his own home—Wulf's first visit to the castle and what befell—Wulf makes the castle his home—Enmity of Conradt—The baron declared an outlaw—The baron breaks ill news to Elsie—Flight of Wulf and Elsie—Wulf becomes messenger to the King—The battle—The "Shining Knight" brought forth from the dungeon—Knighting of Wulf.

Source: Knapp. The boy and the baron.

Germany, 13th Century.

16. Otto of the silver hand.

Outline: "Dragon's House," its inmates—Baron Conrad goes forth to fleece the merchants and is shorn—Otto at St. Michaelsburg—Otto returns to the "Dragon's House"—Conrad answers the summons of the king—Capture of Otto—Hans enters Baron Henry's castle—Flight of Baron Conrad and his men—Conrad's last stand—Otto before King Rudolph.

Source: Pyle. Otto of the silver hand.

England, 14th and 15th Centuries. Reigns of Henry IV and V.

17. Men of Iron.

Outline: Plot against life of the King—Murder of Sir John Dale at Falworth Castle—The flight from Falworth Castle—Life at Crosby Dale—Miles training under Diccon—Miles takes service under the Earl of Mackworth—Friendship of Miles and Gascoyne—Training of esquires—Quarrel between Miles and Blunt—Sir James' interest in Miles—"Knights of the Rose," their oath and what came of it—Miles meets the Lady Anne and her cousin—Earl of Mackworth finds Miles in the garden—Coming of Henry IV—Miles is knighted and wins his first tournament—Departure for France—In the company of the Prince of Wales—Miles in the presence of the King challenges the Earl of Alban to do battle—Death of the Earl of Alban—Miles betrothed to the Lady Anne.

Source: Pyle. Men of Iron.

England, 15th Century, Reign of Henry V.

18. King Henry V.

Outline: Madcap prince and his companions—Death of King Henry IV—Henry V crowned king—Meeting of King and Falstaff—Preparation for war with France—The Dauphin's message and the King's answer—Siege of Harfleur—Henry as commander—King in disguise enters tents of his soldiers—Battle of Agincourt—The King's reception on his return to England—War with France renewed—Treaty of peace—The King's marriage.

Sources: Couch. Historical tales from Shakespeare. Shakespeare. King Henry IV. Shakespeare. King Henry V.

France, 15th Century.

Reign of Charles VI and VII.

19. Joan of Arc.

Outline: Conditions in France at the death of Charles VI—Childhood of Joan—Heavenly voices tell Joan her mission—The voices become more urgent—Her brutal reception from the Lord Vaucouleurs—The faith of the people in Joan—Money and an escort provided—In the presence of the Dauphin—Before the learned men of Poitiers—March to Orleans—The Siege—Joan before the council—End of the siege—Surrender of Beaugency—Joan meets English army under Talbot and utterly routs it—Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims—Indolence of King—Refuses to renew attack on Paris—Joan wounded—The French retreat, a blow to Joan's prestige—People lose faith in her—Capture—Treatment in prison—Trial—Death.

Sources: Lang. Red true story book. Macgregor. Story of France. Boutet de Monvel. Joan of Arc.

France, 15th Century.

Reign of Charles VIII and Louis XII.

20. Bayard.

Outline: The boy's choice—The page—Touching shields—In the garrison—The tournament—War—Capture of Milan—The duel—Bayard guards the bridge—Siege of Mezieres—Death of Bayard.

Sources: Andrews. Story of Bayard. Greene. With spurs of gold. Macgregor. Story of France.

England, 15th Century.

Reign of Henry VIII and Edward VI.

21. Prince and the pauper.

Outline: Birth of Tom and the Prince—The occupants of "Orful Court"—Tom visits the palace and changes garments with the Prince—Tom as the "Prince of Wales"—The Prince's experience in the school grounds—His meeting with Mr. Canty—Flight of the Canty family—Tom and the King—Life in the palace, death of the King—Meeting of Prince and Miles Hendon—Miles becomes Protector to the "King of Dreams"—Prince and the hermit—Prince as kitchenboy—Miles finds his ward and takes him home—Sir Hugh denounces his brother as an imposter and has him imprisoned—The prison—Miles takes flogging for the Prince—The coronation of the King—Appearance of the rightful King—Where is the great seal?—"Long live the King"—Miles Hendon sits in the presence of the King.

Source: Clemens. Prince and the pauper.

STORIES FROM CHAUCER

1. Prologue.

The priest's tale. The cock and the fox.

2. The lawyer's tale. Constance.

3. The clerk's tale. Patient Griselda.

4. The knight's tale. Palamon and Arcite.

5. The franklin's tale. Dorigen.

Sources for the story teller: Chaucer, Geoffrey. The student's Chaucer; ed. by Skeat.

Adaptations: Tales of the Canterbury Pilgrims; retold from Chaucer and others by F.J. Harvey Darton.

This is the most attractive and complete edition of the Chaucer stories for children. The text is freely rendered and the author has rearranged the stories in groups. The book is charmingly illustrated by Hugh Thomson.

Stories from Chaucer retold from the Canterbury tales by J.W. McSpadden.

An excellent rendition of the Chaucer stories. The author has followed closely Chaucer's lines and in many places has included the original verse. This version will be found helpful in the preparation of the ten stories that it contains.

Canterbury chimes; or Chaucer tales retold for children by F. Storr and H. Turner.

This collection gives the Prologue and six of the pilgrims' stories. It follows closely the original verse, but is not as attractive as the McSpadden version, although the two are similar.

The Chaucer story book by Eva March Tappan.

Includes eleven stories freely told and simplified. On this account may be used for younger children. Some of the atmosphere of Chaucer's original tales is lost but the plots are made very clear, which is an aid in the preparation of the stories.

STORIES FROM THE FAERIE QUEENE.

1. Adventures of Una and the Red Cross Knight.

The quest—The wood of Error—The knight deceived by the magician, forsakes Una—The knight's adventures—Una and the lion and what befell her later—The last fight and the end of the quest.

2. The legend of Britomart.

Britomart looks into the magic mirror and later starts on her quest—What strange adventures befell Britomart—The great tournament for the Golden Girdle—How Britomart ended her quest.

3. The adventures of Sir Artegall.

Minor adventures in which Sir Artegall rights many wrongs—His adventures with the Queen of the Amazons and his rescue by Britomart—The death of the tyrant Grantorto.

4. The adventures of Sir Calidore.

The quest—Sir Calidore's encounter with the discourteous knight—Pasterella, and the successful ending of the quest.

Sources for the story teller: Spenser, Edmund. Works; ed. by R. Morris.

Adaptations: Stories from the Faerie Queene; retold from Spenser by L.H. Dawson.

Similar to the Macleod version, but not so conveniently arranged for the story teller.

Stories from the Faerie Queene; by Mary Macleod.

This contains more stories than the other versions and the material is so arranged that the story teller will find it a help in making out a program for a longer cycle. The best and most attractive edition to use with children.

Una and the Red Cross Knight, and other tales from Spenser's Faerie Queene; by N.G. Royde-Smith.

This book gives chiefly the first part of Spenser's Faerie Queene—the adventures of Una and the Red Cross Knight—but it is excellently told and charmingly illustrated by T.H. Robinson. In a good many places Spenser's original verse has been inserted, which gives an added charm.

IRISH HERO TALES.

1. Quest of the sons of Turenn.

2. Cuchulain's youth.

3. Strife for the dun cow of Cooley.

4. Cuchulain and Ferdia.

5. Cuchulain's death.

6. Fate of the sons of Usna.

7. King Fergus and King Iubdan.

8. Chase of the Gilla Dacar.

9. Oisin in the land of youth.

Sources for the story teller:

Curtin, Jeremiah. Hero tales of Ireland.

For the most part disconnected stories of adventure, which, though full of interest, lack the peculiar Celtic flavor. Contains: Chase of the Gilla Dacar.

Gregory, Augusta, lady. Cuchulain of Muirthemne.

The most detailed account of Cuchulain told with great sympathy in dignified, often metrical prose. Contains: Cuchulain's youth, Strife for the dun cow, Cuchulain and Ferdia, Cuchulain's death, Fate of the sons of Usna.

Hull, Eleanor. Boys' Cuchulain.

An abridged and adapted version of the Cuchulain legend that retains much of the heroic spirit. Requires little preparation from the story teller. Contains: Cuchulain's youth, Strife for the dun cow, Cuchulain's death, Fate of the sons of Usna.

Joyce, P.W. Old Celtic romances.

A translation may either follow the very words or reproduce the life and spirit of the original. I have chosen this latter course.—Author's pref. Contains: Chase of the Gilla Dacar, Oisin in the land of youth.

O'Grady, S.H. Silva gadelica.

Valuable and interesting material in the raw. Contains: King Fergus and King Iubdan, Chase of the Gilla Dacar.

Rolleston, T.W. High deeds of Finn.

Simple versions which possess a genuine atmosphere, although the author did not go directly to the manuscripts for his material. Contains: King Fergus and King Iubdan, Chase of the Gilla Dacar, Oison in the land of youth.

STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE.

1. As you like it.

2. Much ado about nothing.

3. Macbeth.

4. King John.

5. Merchant of Venice.

6. Taming of the shrew.

7. Julius Caesar.

8. Hamlet.

9. Tempest.

10. Comedy of errors.

11. King Lear.

12. Midsummer night's dream.

13. Coriolanus.

14. Twelfth night.

15. Winter's tale.

16. King Richard III.

Sources for the story teller: Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare plays; ed. by I. Gollancz. (Temple edition.)

Adaptations: Historical tales from Shakespeare by A.T.Q. Couch.

Contains eight of Shakespeare's historical plays, clearly told; Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, King John, King Richard 2nd, King Henry 4th, King Henry 5th, King Henry 6th, and King Richard 3rd.

The children's Shakespeare; stories from the plays; told and chosen by A.S. Hoffman.

A number of the best known plays retold in prose with the most famous speeches included in the original verse. Contains: As you like it, Julius Caesar, King Henry 5th, King John, King Lear, King Richard 2nd, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Midsummer night's dream and Tempest. These are also published separately.

Tales from Shakespeare; by Charles and Mary Lamb.

A well known popular version of twenty of Shakespeare's plays. Tempest, Midsummer night's dream, Winter's tale, Much ado about nothing, As you like it, Two gentlemen of Verona, Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, King Lear, Macbeth, All's well that ends well, Taming of the shrew, Comedy of errors, Measure for measure, Twelfth night, Timon of Athens, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

The Shakespeare story-book, by Mary Macleod.

Seventeen of Shakespeare's best known plays; Tempest, Two gentlemen of Verona, Much ado about nothing, Midsummer night's dream, Merchant of Venice, As you like it, Taming of the shrew, Twelfth night, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Cymbeline, Winter's tale and Comedy of errors. These stories have been told with accuracy and the book has proved popular with children.

Midsummer night's dream; introductory story, decorations and il. by L.F. Perkins.

An adapted version of Midsummer night's dream, with a short introductory story of Shakespeare's time and charming illustrations by the editor.

STORIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT.

1. The Creation. The Garden of Eden.

2. The story of Noah.

The building of the Ark—The flood—The message of the dove—The bow in the clouds.

3. The story of Abraham.

God's promise—Toward the land of Canaan—Isaac's birth—Abraham offers up Isaac to God—Isaac and Rebecca—Jacob and Esau—Jacob's dream—Jacob and Rachel.

4. The story of Joseph.

Joseph and his brothers—The coat of many colors—In the land of Egypt—Pharaoh's dream—The famine—The brothers go down to buy corn—Their second journey—The cup—Joseph makes himself known to his brothers—Jacob finds his sons—Jacob's blessing.

5. The story of Moses and the Children of Israel.

The Israelites in bondage—The child in the bulrushes—The burning bush—Bricks without straw—The miracle—The ten plagues—The flight from Egypt—Across the Red Sea—Through the wilderness—The ten commandments—The worship of the Golden Calf—The building of the tabernacle—Balaam and the ass—Moses' death—Joshua leads them into the promised land.

6. The story of Gideon. The story of Samson.

7. David, the Shepherd King.

Saul disobeys God and David is made king—David plays the harp before Saul—David kills the giant, Goliath—Saul seeks to kill David—The Love of Jonathan and David—David spares Saul's life—The battle of Gilboa—David's lament—The twenty-third psalm.

8. The story of Solomon.

Solomon's choice—He sits in wise judgment between two women—The building of the temple—The visit of the Queen of Sheba—Some of the proverbs of Solomon.

9. The story of Ruth. The story of Esther.

10. Little Samuel. Daniel, the fearless.

Sources for the story teller:

Bible text: Douay version. King James version.

Josephus, Flavius. Our young folks Josephus.

A simplification of the Jewish history of Josephus. Contains: Story of Abraham—Story of Joseph—Story of Moses—Stories of Gideon and Samson—Story of David—Story of Solomon—Stories of Ruth and Esther.

Adaptations of the Bible text:

Bible stories retold by L.L. Weedon.

Retold simply but not without dignity.

Bible stories. Old Testament; with an introduction and notes by R.G. Moulton.

"Stories in the language of Scripture, altered only by omissions."

Bible stories in Bible language, by E.T. Potter.

Similar in plan to the Moulton and Tappan editions.

Garden of Eden, by G. Hodges.

Stories from the first nine books of the Old Testament. Somewhat modern in spirit. Contains: The Creation; Story of Noah; Story of Abraham; Story of Joseph; Story of Moses; Stories of Gideon and Samson; Story of David; Story of Ruth; Story of Samuel.

Old, old story book, compiled from the Old Testament by E.M. Tappan.

The Bible text is followed literally, omissions being made for the sake of clearness.

Old Testament stories, selected for the children by E. Chisholm.

Retains the dignity and simplicity of the Bible narrative. Contains: Story of Abraham; Story of Joseph; Story of Moses.

Stories from the Old Testament for children, by H.S.B. Beale.

Told in the language of the Bible save where the abridgment requires explanation from the author. Contains: Story of Abraham; Story of Joseph; Story of Moses; Stories of Gideon and Samson; Story of David; Story of Solomon; Little Samuel.

Story of the Bible, by C. Foster.

"Told in simple language adapted to all ages, but especially to the young."

Story of the chosen people, by H.A. Guerber.

A direct, historical narrative having considerable background.

STORIES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT.

1. The child Jesus.

The birth of Jesus—The flight into Egypt—The return to Nazareth—The boy in the temple.

2. The beginning of Jesus' ministry.

Jesus' baptism—His temptation—Choosing His disciples—The miracle of the fishes.

3. Miracles.

The man with palsy—At the pool of Bethesda—The man with the withered hand—The sermon on the mount.

4. Other miracles.

He heals the son of the widow of Nain—Jairus' daughter—He feeds the multitude—He walks on the sea—He raises Lazarus from the dead.

5. Parables.

The lost sheep—The prodigal son—The sower—The story of the Good Samaritan—Jesus blesses little children.

6. Last events in Jesus' life on earth.

His betrayal by Judas—His crucifixion—The women at the tomb—His resurrection from the dead—The last supper—His ascension into heaven.

7. St. Stephen, the first martyr. St. Peter's vision.

8. Story of St. Paul.

Sources for the story teller:

Bible text: Douay version. King James version.

Adaptations:

When the King came; stories from the four Gospels, by George Hodges.

The life of Christ directly and simply told, with a matter of fact treatment of the supernatural and miraculous.

Story of stories, by R.C. Gillie.

A connected life of Christ with due emphasis on its spiritual significance.

Stories from the life of Christ, by J.H. Kelman.

Selected from the Gospels, retaining the biblical language.

Little child's life of Jesus, by A. Steedman.

Reverent in tone, but somewhat weakened by the adaptation.

ROBIN HOOD STORIES.

1. How Robin Hood became an outlaw.

2. The shooting-match at Nottingham.

3. Little John's adventures at the Sheriff's house.

4. Robin Hood and Will Scarlet.

5. Robin Hood aids a knight in distress.

6. Robin Hood and his men go to London to shoot for the Queen.

7. King Richard's adventures with Robin Hood.

Sources for the story teller:

Macleod, Mary. Book of ballad stories.

Includes 15 tales of Robin Hood's adventures taken from early sources. The stories are told very briefly and lack the charm of the more modern versions.

McSpadden, J.W. Stories of Robin Hood and his merry outlaws.

Contains 24 stories of Robin Hood and his band. Not as good as the Howard Pyle version, but the best inexpensive edition.

Perkins, L.F. Robin Hood.

The history and adventures of Robin Hood retold in verse, and attractively illustrated by the author. Good to give to children to acquaint them with the ballad form.

Pyle, Howard. The merry adventures to Robin Hood.

This is undoubtedly the best prose version of the Robin Hood ballads and the best source for the story teller. It fully expresses the out of door atmosphere and the spirit of good fellowship and adventure that is found in the original ballads.

Rhead, L.J. Bold Robin Hood and his outlaw band.

A retelling in prose style is good but lacks spirit and humor of Pyle versions.

Tappan, E.M. Robin Hood.

This collection gives 16 stories of Robin Hood's exploits. Some of the stories have been slightly altered, but the atmosphere has been kept in the main.

BALLAD STORIES.

1. Kinmont Willie.

2. Black Agnace of Dunbar.

3. Patient Griselda.

4. Saddle to rags.

5. The beggar's daughter of Bednall-Green.

6. Muckle-mou'ed Meg.

7. Sir Patrick Spens.

8. Barring of the door.

9. The ballad of Chevy Chase.

10. The King of France's daughter.

11. The king and the miller.

12. The heir of Linne.

Sources for the story teller:

Greenwood, Grace. Stories from famous ballads; ed. by Caroline Burnite.

A new edition of Grace Greenwood's collection of nine of the old ballads. They are told in a direct and simple way, and with a great deal of charm. Contains: Patient Griselda, The Beggar's daughter, Sir Patrick Spens. Chevy Chase, King of France's daughter, King and the miller and The heir of Linne.

Grierson, E.W. Children's tales from Scottish ballads.

A splendid collection of seventeen of the best known ballads retold in prose for children. They are well written and full of the spirit of romance and adventure. Contains: Kinmont Willie, Black Agnes of Dunbar, Muckle-mou'ed Meg, Sir Patrick Spens, The heir of Linne.

Macleod, Mary. A book of ballad stories.

Thirty-four ballads in prose, including the Robin Hood and many other well known tales. The selection of material is good. Contains: Patient Griselda, Saddle to rags, The beggar's daughter, The king and the miller, The heir of Linne.

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